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  • Dangerous A Natural Hazard
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    Changes in the Earth's Environment The 20th century, especially in the second half, has been one of rapid change in the Earth's environment. The impact of humans on the physical form and functioning of the Earth have reached levels that are global in character, and have done so at an increasingly mounting speed. 20 years ago the environment was seen as posing a threat to the future of humanity as death rates from natural hazards had increased dramatically since the turn of the century. The Earth...
  • Earth's Environment
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    Explain Lovelock's "Gaia Hypothesis". Be sure to include the concept of symbiosis or mutualism. What role do human beings play in this hypothesis The Gaia Hypothesis is the theory that living organisms and inorganic material are part of a dynamic system that shape Earth's biosphere, in Lynn Margulis's words, a "super organismic system". The earth is a self-regulating environment; a single, unified, cooperating and living system - a super organism that regulates physical conditions to keep the en...
  • Pagan's Commitment To The Earth
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    PAGANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Witchcraft is the new religion for the new world. Sparked by the feminist movement and environmental concern of the 1970's, witchcraft is the largest growing religion in the world. One belief that unites all followers of witchcraft is that the Earth is sacred and all life is interconnected. The natural world is the embodiment of divinity, imminent as well as transcendent (COG). Rituals follow the natural rhythms and cycles of the Universe. All witches practice environ...
  • Environmental Problems
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    Environmentalism When we think about environmentalism, we are sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity of the subject. The planet is so huge, and we are only normal every day people draining the earth of its life. Many people are cynical as to whether or not we can actually make a difference in the world, and everyone has their own opinion, or lack thereof, on how to go about fixing it. One side of the spectrum is over-zealous in trying to protect the environment, while the other side is apathetic ...
  • Environmental Conservation Concerns
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    Currently, Argumentative Environment Argumentative Environment Currently, a controversy is swirling over the issues raised by the despoiling of the world's natural environment. Poet Stanley Kunitz in "The War Against the Trees' depicts a man watching his neighbor, "who sold his lawn to standard oil' (Kunitz 122), laugh as bulldozers ruin the natural beauty of the grounds with its "forsythia-forays and hydrangea-raids' (Kunitz 123). As industry wages war not just against flowers and shrubbery, bu...

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